Today: Ultimate Bootcamp, Days 13 and 14.

[tweetmeme source=”elizabethev” only_single=false]I wish I had brought my May 2010 issue of Fitness Magazine to Monday’s workout. Yep, there I am.  A spritely 28 year old at the time.

We earned every, single one of those downhills.  All twenty of them.  Kim ran us over to G Street for an hour’s worth of hills.  Half-way through the workout, I was very much regretting the forty-seven mini Reese’s cups I consumed on Easter Sunday (and now my RD knows why I wasn’t feeling well….)

We climbed G Street and then made our way around the Heights, one hilly street at a time.  I barely survived.  That’s only a slight exaggeration.

Monday’s workout included:

  • Squats
  • Lunges
  • Reverse lunges (up G Street… not normal)
  • Sprints
  • Stairs
  • Squat jumps
  • Calf raises
  • More running

When I got home, my FitBit read 5.01 miles… and it was just barely 7 AM.  While I wouldn’t say I enjoyed the workout while we were actually working out, I was quite pleased that I was able to hang in there.  And I rewarded myself with a 10 minute post-shower nap.  Sometime you just need to get back into bed.

After an extremely long Monday, and knowing that I had to be at the office bright and early the next day, I gave myself a pass on Tuesday’s workout.

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Though I felt a bit like a sloth, and was reluctant to break my perfect attendance streak, it seemed more important to give my little body a rest.  Plus, I was itching to get a run in Tuesday night and knew it would be much more likely to happen with a little extra sleep and a much needed stretch.

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And when we spend Wednesday’s crawling through the sand?  Man, was I thankful for the rest.  More on our last workout with Kim to follow.  In the meantime, Ultimate Bootcamp is hosting a ‘Run to Home Base’ Bootcamp Blast this Saturday, from 9:30-10:30 AM at Arsenal Park in Watertown.  Proceeds from the class ($18 per person) will benefit the Red Sox Foundation’s Home Base program.  Click here to register for this great workout for a great cause.

Also On Tap for Today:

What’s your take on rest days?  Love ’em?  Need ’em? Take too many of ’em?

One thought on “Today: Ultimate Bootcamp, Days 13 and 14.

  1. Good for you! I know that it is definitely not the same but I’m feeling pretty proud of running 3.5 miles this morning while watching the sun rise!

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